The Institute of Education provides research-based and contemporary pre-service training for teachers, special education teachers, speech therapists, and social pedagogues. There is also an extensive in-service training programme for teachers, heads of schools, and university teaching staff.
The institute's staff have participated in international development projects that have focused on web-based inquiry learning environments and learning analytics in e-assessment.
The Institute of Education co-ordinates the work of Pedagogicum – a consortium established by all faculties of the university for the co-ordination and joint development of curricula, standards and practice in teacher training, and co-ordination of related development projects.
In co-operation with Tallinn University, the institute publishes the Estonian Journal of Education – an open access peer-reviewed journal with an international editorial board.
The institute maintains strong links with the Faculty of Science and Technology in research and development projects.